Things people need to listen to...Episode 7

March 24, 2008

AndieButton is proud to present the Second Annual "Bands I Saw at Sasquatch and Loved". As with last year's list, some you will know already, some you won't, but hopefully all you'll love.

I'm going to do this one in two parts, first a list of all the bands that I managed to check out at this year's festival, followed by my top 15 picks for you to check out right-freaking-now!

The List:

Grand Archives, Destroyer, Fleet Foxes, Okkervil River, Dengue Fever, Beirut, The National, Ozomatli, The New Pornographers, M.I.A., Modest Mouse, R.E.M., J. Tillman, The Heavenly States, White Rabbits, Rogue Wave, Mates of State, Cold War Kids, Tegan & Sara, The Presidents, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Death Cab for Cutie, The Cure, Say Hi, Pela, The Little Ones, Battles, Jamie Lidell, Ghostland Observatory, Matt Costa, The Hives, Built To Spill, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Flight of the Conchords, The Mars Volta, The Flaming Lips

The Recommendations (not really in any order, but defenitely the best ones I saw this weekend...and sorry if they've been on previous lists, but they need to be mentioned again!):

1. Fleet Foxes (I really think this is one of my favourites bands of the weekend)

Acoustic / Folk / Indie

2. J. Tillman (Fleet Foxes recently added J. to their line-up, but his solo stuff is simply fantastic as well)

Acoustic / Folk / Indie

3. Grand Archives

Indie / Folk / Rock

4. White Rabbits

Tropical / Indie / Rock

5. Rogue Wave

Rock / Alternative / Indie

6. Mates of State

Rock / Pop / Indie

7. Cold War Kids

Rock / Blues / Soul

8. Pela

Rock / Pop / Alternative

Best tracks: Drop Me Off, Cavalry, Song Writes Itself

9. The Little Ones

Indie / Folk Rock / Psychedelic

Best tracks: Theres a Pot A Brewin, Unlock the Door!, New Branches

10. Jamie Lidell (by far one of the most fun and entertaining characters to watch on stage this weekend)

Funk / Pop / Electronica

11. The Heavenly States

Indie / Rock / Garage

Best tracks: Lost in the Light, My Little Friend, The Story Of

12. Say Hi

Indie / Alternative / Electro

13. Ghostland Observatory (They were amazing last year, but about 100 times better this year)

Other / Electro / Punk

Best tracks (I'll pick ones from the newest album): Heavy Heart, The Band Marches On, Robotique Majestique

14. Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Acoustic / Folk Rock / Indie

Best tracks: Orion, Tamacun, Ixtapa

15. Matt Costa

Folk / Pop / Indie

Best tracks (Again, only from the newest album): Mr. Pitiful, Unfamiliar Faces, Bound